Instructional Designer


The primary role of the Instructional Designer is to foster academic achievement and student engagement in online and classroom teaching and learning activities by supporting faculty in the development and delivery of quality courses, programs, and instructional materials.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare student-facing support materials for online and hybrid instruction or lab experiences, in consultation and/or collaboration with faculty content experts.
  • Assist faculty with the selection of instructional strategies, articulation of measurable course and lesson learning outcomes.
  • Advocate for and research best practices for teaching and learning.
  • Analyze instructional problems and develop and implement potential solutions to these problems.
  • Review courses during the design, development and delivery phases for sound pedagogical and instructional design practices.
  • Serve on online course review teams.
  • Help incorporate innovative methods of content delivery in the online, hybrid, web-enhanced, and face-to-face environments using appropriate technologies.
  • Work with the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning to develop a robust, ongoing program of faculty professional development and new faculty orientation.
  • Analyze and evaluate new instructional tools and technologies and recommend appropriate tools and approaches to improve course design and delivery.
  • Ensure that online educational resources are accessible, updated and functioning properly.
  • Manage special projects, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Required: A Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, education, curriculum and instruction or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a least twelve (12) credit hours of instructional design coursework is required. Two (2) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and/or curriculum design, including working directly with faculty on the design and delivery of online and hybrid courses is required, as is experience using Learning Management Systems.

Preferred: A Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, as is teaching experience, particularly online teaching in a higher education setting.  Experience with the Canvas Learning Management System, knowledge of universal design and creation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant online courses, as well as proficiency with multimedia authoring tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position requires a highly motivated self-starter skilled in instructional technology, faculty and professional development, as well as experienced with project management.  The successful candidate must possess the ability to deliver a high level of interactive customer service, develop and maintain collaborative, professional relationships inside and outside of the College, prioritize efficiently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, as well as proactively solve problems.  The Instructional Designer must be able to work independently, as well as work as a team member, and possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  Familiarity with classroom technologies, as well as, the Microsoft Suite of Office Applications, and other productivity and multimedia software are also required.  This position must work well with students, faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, collaborative environment.

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